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    Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    I mostly lurk around here, but I’m hoping you micechatters can help me out. I’ve lived in Southern California for only a few years and in the Inland Empire, so I rarely get out to the coast. I needed a getaway, so my husband booked a room in Marina Del Rey Saturday night. We’re also meeting up with a friend in Santa Monica.

    Any recommendations for somewhere to eat? I’m not really a burger type of person; I love really good food and also local specialties. Suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    I used to work in Santa Monica.

    There's a little Italian place on Ocean Park Blvd. I love called Il Forno. They have both indoor and outdoor seating.
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    Re: Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    A better Italian place is C&O
    I've only been to the cucina - http://www.cocucina.com/
    But there's also a trattoria - http://www.cotrattoria.com/
    Both are in Marina Del Rey and the garlic rolls are TO DIE FOR.

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    Re: Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica

    101 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica writes...
    BOA Steakhouse is a comtemporary steakhouse, serving classic steakhouse fare with a twist. Urbanite modern setting where food and service are top notch and the ambiance is relaxed and fashionable.

    Dining Style: Fine Dining

    Cuisine: Steak, Seafood

    Neighborhood: Santa Monica

    Cross Street: Ocean Avenue

    Price: $51 and over

    Website: www.boasteak.com

    Phone: (310) 899-4466
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    Re: Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    They have the Cheesecake Factory there also.

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    Re: Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverNeverland
    A better Italian place is C&O


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    Re: Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    Cafe 50's on Lincoln Blvd in Venice.
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    Re: Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    Have you tried checking www.opentable.com?

    Btw... Il Forneio on Ocean rocks!!!
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    Re: Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    Thanks for all the great suggestions, now I wish I had more than a day and a half. I can't eat at all of these places in one day!

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    Re: Restaurant recommendations in Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey

    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaJenn
    That's your opinion ....
    True.
    Don't get me wrong - Il Forniao's GREAT! Esp. their sandwiches and salads at lunchtime. Mmmm. We used to get them all the time at work.
    C & O is better and isn't a chain, though.
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